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White House Operations: The Johnson Presidency

White House Operations: The Johnson Presidency

By Emmette S. Redford and Richard T. McCulley

University of Texas Press, 1986, 247 pp.

This is one volume in a huge ongoing history of the Johnson Administration. The prose is turgid but the subject is fascinating both historically and as a text on the problems of creating a "superpresidency" that is simultaneously lean enough to work and large enough to provide the president with guidance on the myriad crosscutting issues of national leadership. The authors draw on interviews as well as published and unpublished records of the Johnson White House.